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Travelling to Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is situated in the centre of Bellaghy Village approximately two miles of the main Belfast to Londonderry Road (A6) which links the two cities.
 
The address for use with Sat Nav:
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street
Bellaghy
Magherafelt
BT45 8HT
 
Travelling from Belfast
 
By Car:
(Estimated journey time 45 minutes)
Depart Belfast via the M2, continue until the end of the M2 onto the A6 towards Toomebridge.  Follow along the A6 passing through three large roundabouts. Approximately ½ mile after the third roundabout turn right onto the B182/Deerpark Road signposted Bellaghy and follow the B182 into Bellaghy Village.  At the small roundabout in the village centre, take left, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is located on your right hand side.
 
By Bus:
(Estimated journey time 1 hour)
At Europa Buscentre, Belfast take GOLDLINE EXPRESS Bus 212 towards Derry-Londonderry to Castledawson Park and Ride.  At Castledawson Park and Ride take ULSTERBUS bus 127 towards Ballymena Buscentre, take the stop in Bellaghy Village.

It is recommended to check timetables in advance of your travels via the Translink Journey Planner http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Goldline/

Travelling From Derry~Londonderry
 
By Car:
(Estimated journey time 45 mins)
Depart Derry-Londonderry following signs for Belfast.  Continue on the A6 passing through Drumahoe Village and Dungiven Village.  Continue along the A6 until you reach the Castledawson Roundabout.  At the Castledawson Roundabout take the first exit signposted Castledawson/Bellaghy/A54.  Continue straight through the village of Castledawson, at the end of the road turn left unto Hillhead Road/A54, then immediately turn right onto Old Town Road/A54,  continue straight ahead into Bellaghy Village.  Seamus Heaney HomePlace is located on your left hand side.
 
By Bus:
(Estimated journey time 1 hour)
At Buscentre Derry-Londonderry take GOLDLINE EXPRESS Bus 212 towards Belfast City Centre, Europa Buscentre. Take the stop at the Castledawson Park and Ride.
At Castledawson Park and Ride take ULSTERBUS Bus 127 towards Ballymena Buscentre.  Take the stop in Bellaghy Village.
 
It is recommended to check timetables in advance of your travels via the Translink Journey Planner http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Goldline/

Travelling from Ballymena
 
By Car:
(Estimated journey time 25 mins)
Depart Ballymena following signs for Galgorm. Continue from Galgorm though Ahoghill Village into Portglenone Village.  As you approach Portglenone, at the mini roundabout take the first exit into the Village. Continue straight through the village, after crossing the bridge turn left onto the Ballymacombs Road /A54 signposted for Bellaghy/Castledawson.
Continue straight until you reach Bellaghy Village, pass straight through the mini roundabout and the Seamus Heaney HomePlace is located on your right hand side.
 
By Bus:
(Estimated journey time 40 mins)
At Ballymena Buscentre take ULSTERBUS Bus 127 towards Magherafelt, take the stop in Bellaghy Village. 
 
It is recommended to check timetables in advance of your travels via the Translink Journey Planner http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Goldline/
 
Travelling from Dublin

By Car:
(Estimated journey time 2hrs 30mins)
Please Note: Euro coins will be required for the toll bridges.
Depart Dublin following signs for the Airport/Belfast/M1/M50.
Continue on the M1 towards Belfast/Newry, as you enter Northern Ireland continue on the N1/A1.  As you approach Newry, follow signs for Armagh/A28.  As you approach Armagh follow signs for Moy/Dungannon/A29. 
Continue onto Moy/A29. As you travel through Moy village take right signposted for Dungannon/A29.
Continue into Dungannon, as you enter Dungannon follow signs for Cookstown (A29).
As you continue through Cookstown follow signs for Moneymore/A29. 
Continue through Moneymore Village following signs for Magherafelt/A31.  As you approach Magherafelt Town Centre follow signs for Castledawson/A54 Toome/A6 Belfast/M2.  As you leave Magherafelt continue along the A31 towards the Castledawson roundabout.
At the Castledawson roundabout take the second exit signposted Castledawson/Bellaghy/A54.  Continue straight through the village of Castledawson, at the end of the road turn left into Hillhead Road/A54, then immediately turn right onto Old Town Road/A54, continue straight ahead into Bellaghy Village.  Seamus Heaney HomePlace is located on your left hand side.
 
By Bus:
(Estimated travel time 4 hours)
At Busaras Bus Station Dublin City take Bus X1 towards Belfast City Centre, Europa Buscentre. 
At Europa Buscentre take Bus 212 GOLDLINE EXPRESS towards Derry-Londonderry to Castledawson Park and Ride.
At Castldawson Park and Ride take ULSTERBUS Bus 127 towards Portglenone, Post Office, take the stop in Bellaghy Village.
 
It is recommended to check timetables in advance of your travels via the Translink Journey Planner http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Goldline/
 
Local Taxi Companies
 
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Westland Taxis 07710599490
Travelling to Northern Ireland:
 
By Air:
The closest airport to Bellaghy is Belfast International Airport (BFS) which is approximately a 30 minute drive.  The George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) and City of Derry Airport (LDY) are approximately a 1 hr drive.
Scheduled air services operate from nearly all major UK airports. There are many direct flights from major European cities. Major airlines operate scheduled services from the US and Canada to Belfast International Airport via UK and Republic of Ireland airports. Additionally, there are charter flights direct from New York and Toronto to Belfast.
Dublin Airport (DUB) is an international airport with scheduled flights from all over the world.  It is approximately a 2 hour 30 min drive by car from Bellaghy. 
By Sea:
Coast to Coast from Scotland to Northern Ireland in an hour!
Northern Ireland has first-class ferry connections with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man. New, high-speed vessels, enhanced on-board amenities, entertainment and shopping, together with lower prices*, make the car ferry a very attractive way to go.
*Check prices with the operators at time of booking.

Port information can also be obtained from the Port of Larne, Belfast Harbour or Dublin Port.